Lucid Motors is within the technique of delivering all 4 of the unique trims of its flagship Air sedan promised when the ultra-long vary EV made its preliminary debut a pair years in the past. We’ve had an opportunity to expertise a number of of these fashions in and out, however have puzzled when the promised addition of Apple CarPlay would arrive. At present, Lucid has lastly confirmed that CarPlay will now come as customary characteristic.
Up to now, we’ve skilled Lucid’s Dream Version Air sedan, the Grand Touring Efficiency, and most lately the Touring. None have disillusioned. Because the most reasonably priced Air Pure sedans make their strategy to reservation holders subsequent, we’re awaiting that drive alternative… properly that and the tri-motor Sapphire in fact.
As we’ve relayed, there’s a lot to admire within the Lucid Air. From its 500+ mile vary, to its ultra-efficient propulsion and proprietary Wunderbox charging system, a lot of the parts contained in the Lucid Air are simple to marvel at. All inside a luxurious sedan that’s loaded with prime tier design particulars – new options I personally proceed to note every time I get behind the wheel of 1, regardless of the trim stage.
Up up to now, Lucid’s personal UX has been extra that ample and has gotten higher over time because the American EV automaker has labored out lots of the early software program bugs over-the-air. Nonetheless, typically… many occasions, it’s simply simpler to attach your personal smartphone and use Apple CarPlay… even in a Lucid Air.
The power to entry your iPhone’s apps by a automobile’s head unit has are available actually clutch through the years as we’re extra aware of our telephones and their software program, whether or not its simpler entry to Google Maps or your newest Taylor Swift playlist on Spotify.
After I take a look at out EVs, I’ll all the time use the EV’s personal system to a minimum of attempt it out, however will nearly all the time find yourself utilizing Apple Carplay (ideally wirelessly) each time doable, even when its in a $100,000 EV. Till at present nevertheless, the benefit of Apple Carplay was not accessible within the Lucid Air. That wait is now over.
Lucid introduced the addition of CarPlay integration as an ordinary characteristic in the Tweet seen above. Per the automaker, its newest OTA replace will enable present Lucid Air homeowners to realize entry to Apple CarPlay capabilities, opening a brand new door to simply accessible apps proper from the EV’s personal Class Cockpit touchscreen.
Lucid says the most recent software program replace will roll out to its EVs within the subsequent week and can come applied on Air sedans rolling off its meeting traces going ahead. Preserve a watch out for that replace and luxuriate in!
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